National Artist and “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture” Napoleon Abueva passes away, 88. National Artist, recognized “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture” and esteemed alumnus of the UP College of Fine Arts Napoleon Abueva passed away Friday morning, February 16, at the age of 88.
Who are the Filipino sculptures?
The 10 Most Famous Filipino Artists and their Masterworks
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- José Joya (1931-1995)
- Pacita Abad (1946-2004)
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- Kidlat Tahimik (1942-present)
- Eduardo Masferré (1909-1995)
- Agnes Arellano (1949-present)
Was entitled as the Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture?
Napoleon Isabelo Veloso Abueva was a Filipino artist widely regarded as the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture”. Abueva helped shape the art of sculpture in the country, ushering in a new mode and era in Philippine sculpture and visual arts in general.